August 31, 2012 09:07:05pm
As pointed out, it is only the ownership of the name that changes, the new owner (unless by agreement with the prior owner) has no access to the content of the earlier web site, that is, he has no access to the files that made up the earlier site.
Therefore the 'new owner' of the name has no claim whatever on the prior web site, and no responsibility for it, and thus should have no say regarding it.
I can't see any counter argument here, can you?
But, the case is even stronger I think. Suppose I own a website, and I now decide that I'd like to have prior incarnations of the site erased from the archive. Should I have that prerogative? I don't think so. Ownership has nothing to do with it that I can see.
As for personal information, I don't see any difference if its posted on the active web or archived. The reasons for removing it from the web would apply equally to removing it from the archive and thus the question regarding the archive is identical to the question for the active web.
After all, the archive is part of the the active web.
I suppose if I am the owner of a site (past and present) and I want to remove personal info then the archive should consider that on a case by case basis, and the removal should explicitly noted on the web page, and the removal should not be hidden and invisible).
This post was modified by Not Allan on 2012-08-31 21:46:57
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